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Old 03-19-2015, 07:53 PM   #21
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Ok - the Harley weighs 850, the water tank holds 100 gallons (8.343 lbs per gallon) makes for a balanced load. We pulled the trailer about 700 miles in October without the Mcycle. No sway problems at all. I have considered that changing the hitch may be part of the solution, but I stopped at a dealership in Phoenix who told me that upgrading my current Equalizer hitch from a 10k lbs to 12k lbs rating would add to the problem. Not much help. I am going to relocate the bike to the middle of the garage but am still disappointed in a trailer design that really would be unusable with TWO cycles instead of the ONE I now struggle with.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:57 PM   #22
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I am intrigued with finding out more about the Pro Pride or Hensley brand hitches. What makes them different from the Equalizer I currently use?
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:08 PM   #23
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I am intrigued with finding out more about the Pro Pride or Hensley brand hitches. What makes them different from the Equalizer I currently use?
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:09 PM   #24
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Coach sways with bike in garage

LairdT, the people that are recommending that you switch hitches are saying to go with a special hitch like the Hensley or Pro Ride over a standard WDH.

On edit: I see that you've figured this out already.

The difference is that they bill themselves as sway eliminating due to their unique design. (If you believe their marketing and user testimonials.)
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:12 PM   #25
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I don't think relocating the bike to the center will affect the sway issue. If it is swaying because the tongue weight is too light it doesn't matter where you place the bike as it will still affect the tongue weight the same.

Are you using a WDH? What if you try reduce the amount of weight you are distributing it? Set your bars to their lowest setting.

Out of curiosity, how fast are you traveling when the sway starts?

And as I said earlier, I added a second cheap friction sway bar and was really impressed with the improvement. I would spend the $40 before I start making more expensive changes. Just my $0.02.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:19 PM   #26
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I am intrigued with finding out more about the Pro Pride or Hensley brand hitches. What makes them different from the Equalizer I currently use?
Apples and oranges really. I used an Equalizer E4 with great success in the past but it was with a nose heavy TT that wasn't sway prone. In theory, the PP and Hensley use the term pivot point projection that is supposed to move the tongue weight forward over the rear axle making the rv trailer more like a 5th wheel. Whether I believe that or dismiss it as fancy marketing, one thing is for sure. I have never read a post about someone regretting buying one of the two. They do indeed function as advertised. That said, if it was me, I'd go with the PP. Same exact hitch but from a company with a much greater sense of integrity.

Like I said earlier though, loading the garage will always add a measure of sway to the rig. My last 5th toyhauler towed like an arrow with the garage empty. OK with one motorcycle or ATV in the garage. And would keep you on your toes with two back there. (2000#)
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It might be informative to get side to side weights for your trailer with the Harley loaded. On one hand, the Harley is opposite the kitchen and associated heavy stuff. But it's also on the same side as the big slide out. I'm wondering if the Harley makes the road side dramatically heavier than the curb side?
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With spring suspension, I would also consider installing some 50-50 shocks.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:27 PM   #29
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Is it possible to move the axles back toward the rear??
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I had an xlr 27hfs and it did the same thing when I had my golf cart and bike in the rear. When I filled my fresh water tank, it took the sway away for me.
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